millepede


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mil·le·pede

 (mĭl′ə-pēd′)
n.
Variant of millipede.

millepede

(ˈmɪlɪˌpiːd) or

milleped

n
(Animals) variants of millipede

mil•li•pede

or mil•le•pede

(ˈmɪl əˌpid)

n.
any terrestrial arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body composed of 20 to more than 100 segments, each with two pairs of legs.
[1595–1605; < Latin mīlipeda (Pliny) =mīli- milli- + -peda, derivative of pēs, s. ped- foot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millepede - any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legsmillepede - any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
class Diplopoda, class Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Myriapoda - arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes
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In addition, the divisions in the body of a millepede resemble the couches of a train.
On a Terrestrial mollusk, a millepede, and new reptiles, from the Coal Formation of Nova Scotia.
And a columnist in the Sunday Press writes that the catechism offers "a hell, a full-blooded medieval one with eternal fire," and goes on: "Any organization that can say with a straight face that it was born from the pierced heart of Christ hanging dead on the cross ain't gonna take no messin': 2,000 years of tradition (a word that runs like a millepede through the book) did not melt away with the first twang of the first guitar at the first folk Mass.